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Diabetes-related Autoantibodies

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Also known as: Islet Autoantibodies; Diabetes Mellitus Autoantibody Panel
Formal name: Islet Cell Cytoplasmic Autoantibodies; ICA; Insulin Autoantibodies; IAA; Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Autoantibodies; GADA; GAD65 Autoantibodies; Insulinoma-Associated-2 Autoantibodies; IA-2A; ICA512 Autoantibodies; Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase-like Autoantibodies

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

After a diagnosis of diabetes is made, to help distinguish autoimmune type 1 diabetes from type 2 diabetes

When to Get Tested?

When you are first diagnosed with diabetes to help determine whether your diabetes is autoimmune-related; when you are a diabetic who is treated with diet or drugs and have great difficulty maintaining normal or near-normal blood sugar (glucose) levels and are suspected of having type 1 instead of type 2 diabetes

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?